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Since I kill and don’t remember, it may be a good idea for you to stay away from MY man. Join us today at NOIR CITY 14 for a delusional double feature set in the art world, THE DARK CORNER & CRACK-UP.

Saturday, Jan 23 • Matinée • CURATORS AND CRITICS
NOIR CITY 14
Castro Theatre
San Francisco
www.NoirCity.com

THE DARK CORNER
1946, 20th Century-Fox. 99 min. Scr. Jay Dratler, Bernard C. Schoenfeld, from a story by Leo Rosten. Dir. Henry Hathaway
1:30 PM
Disgraced San Francisco private eye Bradford Galt (Mark Stevens), sprung from prison and seeking a fresh start, opens an agency in New York only to have trouble relentlessly dog him. He finds himself a fish out of water amidst a coterie of high society art snobs, and suspects that a treacherous ally from his past is trying to frame him for a murder. Luckily for Galt, his dedicated secretary (Lucille Ball) is both sexy and savvy. This self-aware detective story is both an exemplar of film noir style and one of the first parodies of the genre.

CRACK-UP
1946, RKO Radio Pictures [Warner Bros.]. 93 min. Scr. John Paxton, Ben Bengal, Ray Spencer, based on a story by Fredric Brown. Dir. Irving Reis
3:30 PM
George Steele (Pat O'Brien), esteemed art curator and critic, loses his job at the Contemporary Art Museum after suffering mental trauma from a train crash—only there’s no record anywhere of the accident ever happening. His career ruined, Steele sets out to discover the truth with the aid of his glamorous reporter girlfriend, Terry Cordell (Claire Trevor), and quickly finds himself enmeshed in a shadowy conspiracy involving wartime espionage and sophisticated art forgery.

Good morning. Is it a conspiracy or did Pat O’Brien CRACK-UP? Find out at #NoirCity14 www.NoirCity.com

Saturday, Jan 23 • 3:30 PM

CRACK-UP

1946, RKO Radio Pictures [Warner Bros.]. 93 min. Scr. John Paxton, Ben Bengal, Ray Spencer, based on a story by Fredric Brown. Dir. Irving Reis

George Steele (Pat O'Brien), esteemed art curator and critic, loses his job at the Contemporary Art Museum after suffering mental trauma from a train crash—only there’s no record anywhere of the accident ever happening. His career ruined, Steele sets out to discover the truth with the aid of his glamorous reporter girlfriend, Terry Cordell (Claire Trevor), and quickly finds himself enmeshed in a shadowy conspiracy involving wartime espionage and sophisticated art forgery.

Plays with THE DARK CORNER.